Gold Coast Off The Beaten Path

  • Hinze Dam
    Hinze Dam
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    Orange threadtail damselfly
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    Colony of fruit bats
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Gold Coast

  • 1. Hinterland / National Parks

    The Hinze Dam is located about 15kms from Nerang on the Gold Coast. Since I first wrote this tip a lot has changed at the Dam. The Hinze Dam was originally constructed in 1976, then in 1989, work...

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  • 2. Islands.

    This is definitely undiscovered, but only a couple of kilometres from Surfers Paradise. A large sand island 20km long, it has empty beaches. A ferry runs from the west side of The Spit for about $7...

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  • 3. Bird / Animal parks.

    Australia Zoo is a beautifully laid out and well planned spacious open concept animal sanctuary. It's much more than just another zoo because their vision is for conservation and animal rescue. A...

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  • 4. Shopping.

    Harbour Town Shopping Centre. It's a bit out of the way from the 'touristy' shopping areas of Broadbeach/Surfers/Southport, but definately worth a visit. The whole place (and let me tell you - IT'S...

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  • 5. Hire a BBQ Boat

    A very relaxing and different way to see the Gold Coast is to hire a BBQ pontoon for a day and cruise the waterways.It is not very expensive as long as there...

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  • 6. Sensory Overload!

    If you're in Surfer's Paradise and you'd like to try something different, check out 'Infinity'. Located in the Chevron Renaissance Centre, on the corner of...

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  • 7. SANCTUARY COVE

    Sanctuary Cove is situated close to South Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay and Wavebreak Island.It is well known for its world-class Marina with access for...

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  • 8. PANORAMA DRIVE

    This tip is for all those people that have a Hire Car.Panorama Drive is just that, it is up a very steep hill where some Mansions are located. At the top, it...

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  • 9. Cabarita Beach

    Imagine a long stretch of beach. The sand is firm because there's no steep drop-off. There's just you and your partner strolling along on a spring afternoon....

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  • 10. Byron Bay

    Beaches are the main attraction in Byron Bay which is about 2hrs drive from the Gold Coast along the Pacific Highway. Main Beach is a beautiful stretch of...

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  • 11. Byron Bay

    Byron Bay is about 1and half hours south of the Gold Coast. It has great surfing beaches, shopping, markets, lighthouse viewing, alternative stuff, nightlife...

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  • 12. Wine tasting

    If you do take a tour which Includes O'Reilly's and Tamborine Mountain, you will probably have the Canungra Valley Vineyard as a stopping point. Here you can...

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  • 13. A Beach Not To Miss

    If you're thinking about visiting the Gold Coast, there's a beach called Fingal Head near Tweed Heads that you must see. It's very quiet, with great surf and...

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  • 14. Fingal Headland

    If you want somewhere out of the way to go for a picnic lunch, fishing, hiking or a swim at the beach, Fingal head is really beautiful. Once you get to the...

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  • 15. If you want natural beauty,...

    If you want natural beauty, keep traveling north, along the Queensland coast. You will find a series of small resort towns and beautiful islands, cross the...

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  • 16. For those that wish to spend a...

    For those that wish to spend a day away from the city, check out Mount tamborine or take a drive up to Noosa Heads and along the way, check out the BIG...

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  • 17. Parts if Queensland is very...

    Parts if Queensland is very Miama style ive been to Miami, to me though they barely compare, QLD is jut too good.

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